Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Expected publication date: November 6, 2018
I was lucky enough to get an e-ARC of this book! I am really excited, thank you Edelweiss! I’m still not sure how I feel that James Patterson has his hands on this. Anyways, here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
“Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.
But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.
Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.
TW: violence and sexual abuse.”
I’m really intrigued by this one and I can’t wait to read it. It’s on my sorta-soon TBR. I have some others that I need to get to first. I’m hoping next month.
What’s something that you are looking forward to on your TBR?